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December (3)

It's not "goodbye," it's...
Friday, December 17, 2010

I can haz music warz?
Thursday, December 2, 2010

Two weeks
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
November (10)

Interviews, for reals!
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Can I get a pdf of this?
Thursday, November 18, 2010

SfN 2010 Day 5: A video featuring Tideliar and Dr Becca
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

SfN 2010 Day 3: A video featuring Tideliar and Dr Becca
Monday, November 15, 2010

SfN Day 2 (better late than never)
Monday, November 15, 2010

SfN 2010, Day 1: a video blog featuring Tideliar and Dr Becca
Saturday, November 13, 2010

30,000 people is not actually that many people
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

We have a winner, and a cocktail!
Sunday, November 7, 2010

You. Immortalized. In a cocktail.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Time for BANTER!!!
Monday, November 1, 2010
October (8)

Your PowerPoint and You
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Have I told you lately that I love you?
Thursday, October 21, 2010

So I have an Interview.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's bribe time
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Research Blogging: The Postpartum Brain
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It's Business Time
Friday, October 8, 2010

That time I was on TV
Thursday, October 7, 2010

What?! Only 300 thread-count and no robe? Two stars!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
September (5)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Let me give you my card
Thursday, September 23, 2010

I gotta have some of your attention, give it to me!
Saturday, September 18, 2010

My Science Enemy
Monday, September 13, 2010

What I wish I knew before...I moved to New York City
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
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Dr Becca, Ph.D.

Dr Becca can now be found at .

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Banner design by Zen Faulkes

Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Friday to you! It's a very happy Friday for me, because I've finally done a little decorating--thanks to none other than the inimitable Doctor Zen!!!

I had four banner contest entries, which is four more than I expected to get, so thank you so, so much to Zen, Disgruntled Julie, Genomic Repairman, and my amazing sister for your awesome contributions. Thanks, too, for proving commenter JayZ over at the blogspot page wrong--or right? I really am that egotistical!

Now, it's almost no surprise that Zen won this contest, because Zen is the creator of the excellent Better Posters blog, which all of you should have bookmarked. What is Better Posters about, you ask? Well, think about it this way: how much do most conference posters suck? The answer is "a lot." But in Better Posters, Zen gives you all kinds of helpful design tips for making yours not only eye-catching from a distance, but pleasing to look at and easy to read. He also gives you secret subconscious tips for keeping people's attention, like facing the fish toward your text, rather than away from it. Finally, he is, quite simply, hilarious.

Now, why did this particular banner win? Let's break it down. First, I like the simplicity of color choice. One of my requirements was that it had to look good with my Dumbo bum, and I think this is achieved quite well. Next, I love the "fumbling" photo. Not only is it funny, but I like the B&W, as I generally prefer old-timey-looking things over newer-looking things. Finally, the 2-tone title gives the whole thing a little pop, and the font is just playful enough without getting anywhere near Comic Sans territory. Love it. All of it.

Congrats, Zen!

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Hi Becca,
Love it! Would it be possible to see all the entries just to see what the other banners looked like?

Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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Haha, awesome banner! Nice work Dr. Zen.

Doctor Zen
The University of Texas-Pan American
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